Artist’s impression of the Nelson Junction development near Miter 10 Mega.
Construction work on a large format shopping center at the Nelson Junction site could begin in the second half of this year.
Scott Gibbons, managing director of the Nelson Gibbons Company, which owns the Annesbrook site, said they had received many inquiries from potential tenants for the planned mall and had found tenants for some spaces.
The center, at the intersection of Quarantine Rd and State Highway 6, would be a mix of home improvements, light industry and trade-related businesses.
In the first stage, opposite Miter 10 Mega, there will be 10,948 square meters of retail space with up to 11 tenants.
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Site preparation was underway and building permit applications would be submitted within months, with construction hopefully beginning sometime around the middle to three quarters of this year, Gibbons said.
The company already had the consent of the resources for the development.
He said Gibbons was currently focusing on the first stage of the project before turning his attention to the second stage, which would see development on the land closer to Speight’s Ale House.
The 8-hectare property, which once housed the Honda factory, was touted as a future retail and commercial center before Miter 10 Mega opened in 2006. In 2019, Gibbons Property Investments purchased the 4.5 remaining ha of vacant land.
Gibbons has over 230,700m² of real estate in its portfolio, housing 150 tenants. Its portfolio is diversified across three key sectors: bulk retail, industrial and commercial real estate.